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    Quote Originally Posted by winner69 View Post
    Meanwhile the Government presses on with real issues

    https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/109...sponsibilities
    Hmm - not sure I'd see this as the most pressing issue for this government, but I would see the proposed redefinition of the role of the board of trusteess as an improvement.

    The existing system is highly inefficient (every board must re-invent the wheel), gives parents very little leverage or opportunity to complain if they have real grievances against the school and it is prone to abuse by individual principals who typically pick a bunch of trustees who are dependant on them. Nobody wants their children disadvantaged - so better be nice to the principle ...

    Discl: been there myself (as trustee as well as complainant).
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    Quote Originally Posted by fungus pudding View Post
    Any good tips there?
    You really are quite a sick being .

    "There is a great deal of evidence that strangling is a serious harm and this week's law change is exactly the kind of evidence-based reform of criminal law this country needs."
    Strangulation the edge of homicide

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    Workplace law finally passed

    Much ado about nothing.


    "The new law mostly takes workplace relations law back to where it was when Labour was last in Government."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joshuatree View Post
    Workplace law finally passed

    Much ado about nothing.


    "The new law mostly takes workplace relations law back to where it was when Labour was last in Government."
    Its a great shame for the marginalised and vulnerable in society. The loss of the 90 day trial provision will see employers much less inclined on taking risks employing such folk.

    Dim wit government doesn't even comprehend part time work. If you have 20 part time workers that your 20 employee quota filled - so a shame for those wanting part time (like mums returning to work) work as well.

    Kudos to NZ First. Even though Ian Lees Galloway wants his Stalinist opportunity to have union reps absolute and free access to any workplace good old Winnie put paid to that idea.

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    $9m package for Parihaka

    137 years its taken but we have got there!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joshuatree View Post
    $9m package for Parihaka

    137 years its taken but we have got there!
    Hopefully they will return some of it to the ancestors of Pakeha farmers whose land was vandalised

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    Wonder when Robertson and Labour will introduce measures like “Non-Accelerating Sea Level Rate of Unemployment”
    “I know that I am intelligent, because I know that I know nothing “ — Socrates

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    Quote Originally Posted by minimoke View Post
    Hopefully they will return some of it to the ancestors of Pakeha farmers whose land was vandalised
    Surely it should all be given to adam.

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    I fail to understand why the PM apologises on behalf of all New Zealanders for a young couples Tinder date gone horribly wrong. We all feel very sorry for the families affected but we are in no way responsible for this

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    Quote Originally Posted by iceman View Post
    I fail to understand why the PM apologises on behalf of all New Zealanders for a young couples Tinder date gone horribly wrong. We all feel very sorry for the families affected but we are in no way responsible for this
    Sadly, New Zealanders are murdered every week and we dont have a Prime Minister apologising. In the absence of facts I have no idea what she is apologising for. Seems like every Tom, Dick and No-body is full of angst over this murder, but devoid of it for others.

    Might have something to do with her being a "wealthy" young white woman rather than a poor old black guy. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Missin...woman_syndrome

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    Quote Originally Posted by winner69 View Post
    Wonder when Robertson and Labour will introduce measures like “Non-Accelerating Sea Level Rate of Unemployment”
    Thats witty

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    Ministerial diaries opened
    "There is a public interest in the meetings held by ministers and proactively releasing the summary information promotes accountability," Hipkins said.

    It follows his announcement in September that the Government would be proactively releasing Cabinet papers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joshuatree View Post
    [FONT="] Ministerial diaries opened
    "There is a public interest in the meetings held by ministers and proactively releasing the summary information promotes accountability," Hipkins said.[/FONT]

    It follows his announcement in September that the Government would be proactively releasing Cabinet papers.
    Haha. What a joke for a Government where Ministers regularly forget to record their meetings, such as Shane Jones and Claire Curran.

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    Jacinda should really be fired for bringing our poor country into disrepute. There she was, grandstanding and apologising for New Zealanders the other day for the unfortunate death of a foreign white woman. With her crocodile tears and all. There was no need to apologise. She be celebrating the fact that NZ is the second safest place in the whole world (just behind Iceland) according to the Global Peace Index - analysis used by NZ Police.

    Her sexist / racial bias was shining through. She was clearly ignoring the fact that more men are killed that women. Wheres the apology to men for their appalling death rate. What about Maori / PI's. More of them are killed than Europeans. And no apology to the Maori / PI community. To get on the PM's radar of self serving grandstanding it helps if you are a white woman. Which is why a death in Christchurch in the weekend gets no mention.

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    Well said.

    While obviously every homicide is terrible and most are inexcusable, it is pretty distasteful that she appologises for this particular murder where the victim was a young white and foreign female but not for all the other murders happening in New Zealand under her watch.

    It appears that the other gender and other races and age groups are less deserving of her protection.
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